Valdosta Fire gets thousands of dollars worth of new gear

  • Source: WALB-TV NBC 10 Albany
  • Published: 01/15/2020 06:42 PM

After months of waiting, the City of Valdosta has gotten $53,000 worth of brand new firefighter gear that could potentially help prevent cancer. “We’re always anxious to get new things," said Valdosta Fire Chief, Brian Boutwell. Boutwell explained that the new equipment is beneficial in a number of ways. One way is the name on the back the makes onsite firefighter identification easier. “We also have the particulate reduction systems inside which actually reduces the smoke particles that are going to get skin contact on our personnel," said Boutwell. Valdosta Chief Brian Boutwell said the new equipment is beneficial in a number of ways.. He shared that this piece is perhaps the most important since fire scene chemicals have been linked to cancer.


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